By Kathy Russell December 19, 2011 11:40AM Updated: December 20, 2011 8:02AM Here are some top Chicago events to check out. SNAPSHOT — INVENTING THE EVERYDAY: A Photo Exhibition Exploring the Art of the Snapshot. The exhibition runs from Dec. 15 through Jan. 30 at I Am Logan Square Gallery, 2644 N. Milwaukee Ave. iamlogansquare.com. HANUKKAH DINNER: Celebrate Hanukkah at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, with dinner, music and a viewing of the holiday exhibition, Wonderland Express. The Hanukkah Dinner on Dec. 21 features a kosher-style buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a concert at 7 p.m. by the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and Wonderland Express exhibition viewing after public hours. A cash bar is available with beer, wine and soft drinks. Tix $43 for adults, $37 for children (3-12), free for ages 2 and under. Garden members pay $38 for adults, $32 for children (3-12), at chicagobotanic.org/wonderland, at the Visitor Center, or 847-835-5440. DO-IT-YOURSELF MESSIAH: The Do-It-Yourself Messiah, presented by the International Music Foundation, takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. The audience serves as the chorus and is accompanied by an orchestra and world-class soloists. Tix are $10 and available at the Harris Theater Box Office, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. International Music Foundation, imfchicago.org. WELCOME YULE!: Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus herald the holiday season with Welcome Yule! performances. Favorite carols, dancers, children’s chorus and appearances by holiday characters, including the jolly old St. Nick. Dec. 21, 22, 23 at Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Tix are $20 to $119 and available at the Box Office at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000 or cso.org. CHRISTKINDLMARKET CHICAGO: German American Services presents the 16th year of Christkindlmarket Chicago. Open daily through Dec. 24 in in Daley Plaza. 50+ vendors. Cuckoo clocks and nutcrackers to much more. Food vendors prepare traditional German fare. Live entertainment. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. More info at christkindlmarket.com/ THE 11TH ANNUAL “WINTER WONDERFEST”: Runs through Jan. 8, 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand Ave. New attractions and activities this year include sleigh rides, Chicago’s top “party bands” performing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, lots of rides, new entertainment at Navy Pier’s Family New Year’s Eve Bash, and much more. Free to enter and explore “Winter WonderFest.” The purchase of an activity wristband is required for rides and ice skating. Prices on all individual “Winter WonderFest Activity Wristbands” remain unchanged from last year. More info on costs, hours and discounts at navypier.com or winterwonderfest.com. METRA’S $7 WEEKEND PASS: Weekend passes are good for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday for all stations. Weekend parking is available at all stations. Note: Boat taxis are available from Union Station to Navy Pier and/or the museum campus and other points along the river or lakefront. Reasonable pricing and fun.